Andrew Cowan

Andrew Cowan was born in Southern California. He received his professional training at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy. Andrew continued his pursuits at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Dance.

Andrew went on to perform with the BareBones Dance Company in Birmingham, England and has collaborated with various choreographers in the greater New York metropolitan area. Andrew currently dances with Shen Wei Dance Arts (NYC), String Theory Productions (LA), and BODYTRAFFIC (LA). Andrew has created world premier performances with BareBones, BODYTRAFFIC with choreographers Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Stijn Celis, and with Shen Wei Dance Arts under artistic director Shen Wei.

As an instructor Andrew has taught company classes to BareBones, Shen Wei Dance Arts, BODYTRAFFIC, and has instructed master classes around the world to professional dancers and university students alike. Andrew is currently a teaching artist with Shen Wei Dance Arts, offering masterclasses and workshops on Shen Wei’s Natural Body Development Technique.

Most recently Andrew has co-founded the Maine Island Dance Festival, a week long dance intensive on the beautiful Chebeague Island off the coast of Portland Maine. Andrew’s choreography has been presented in New York at New York University, Dixon Place, and the studios at the Park Avenue Armory. Outside of New York his work has been seen at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, at Springboard Danse Montreal, and at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.​

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